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Leveraging 3D Models On A Website

Previously, whenever a company required 3D models they would have to hire a 3D modeler or 3D company to create it for them. This often resulted in a time intensive and expensive process. Most of the items created ironically, already existed in the hard drives of some 3d modeler somewhere in the world. With the current […]

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How To Smooth The Edges Of A Polygon Model

Polygon models which have surfaces that appear curves are actually created with tiny series of lines. These lines can be smoothed in the rendering process making the lines appear smoothed, and authentic. Many created 3D models are created from these series of tiny lines, but have the appearance of curved surfaces such as furniture, or […]

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Four Methods of 3D Modeling

3D modeling is the process of mathematical representation of any three-dimensional object. The main objective of 3D modeling is creating a visual image of the object. The model is usually based on real life objects (for example, cars, buildings, or humans), but it can also be fully abstract — fractals, graphics and so on. 3D […]

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Creating 3D Models With NURB Modeling

NURB modeling or, non uniform rational b-spline modeling creates 3d models with varying surface representations. This type of modeling allows for the curves that we see in sleek vehicle models and architecturally curved buildings.   Specific aspects of a NURB model include; knot vector, control points and the order of these items. Control points are […]

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Types Of 3D Modeling: Polygonal Modeling

There are three common shapes created with the use of polygonal 3D modeling; triangles, quads, and elements. Triangles are formed when three sided polygons are uses, quads are formed with four sided polygons are used, and an element is created by a group of polygons connected together at a shared point. Polygon modeling refers to […]

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3D Models For Use In Geological Modeling

Geological modeling serves the purpose of creating 3D models of sections of the earths crust. These 3D models are unique as they can be created with different types of simulations of rocks, even the types of cells within the rocks. 3D models allow seismologists to predict certain events within the crust of the earth from […]

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The Creation Process Of A 3D Model: Rendering

Rendering is the third and final step in the simple creation of a 3D model. Rendering refers to the image being visualized with images being created from the 3D model. There are many features of a rendering, these include; transparency, shading, shadows, reflection, depth of field, caustics, fogging, bump-mapping and texture mapping. These features are […]

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An Introduction To Spline Modeling

A spline is defined as a special function involving polynomials in the mathematics realm. It can also be used to describe an alternative way to figure interpolation problems, and is an easier less governed function than polynomial interpolation. For those not familiar (or interested) in mathematics, the term spline may be more familiar as it […]

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The Evolution of 3d Modeling

3-D modeling has not always been high-tech software, and detailed mathematical equations. Today, when you hear the phrase “3-D modeling” you may think of teams of men in glasses with specialized degrees, sitting behind giant computer screens computing intricate shapes and designs. Though this is a pretty accurate description of big-name gaming and video company’s […]

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Which Modeling Method Is Best?

Though there are many questions as to whether or not there is one way to create a 3D model as opposed to another, the answer lies within each person’s applicable knowledge, preferred method of design, and preference to computer software. There are three main types of 3-D design that are used today, and are considered […]

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Creation Processes Of 3D Models

Creating a 3-D model takes more than just a good idea. Though it starts with the brainstorming process, the creation of a proportionate 3D model is a compilation of detailed steps, starting with a sketch-up. One the idea has been drawn out in either graph format, simple sketch drawing format, or draft depending on the […]

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Creation Of A 3D Model Manually

In a world full of technology it is hard to imagine doing many of the things we do on a day to day basis without the use of the internet and software. The use of programs to assist in everyday life and the business world are crucial to the fast turn-around time demanded of most […]

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Animating A 3D Model

Unlike movies that consist of many frames, 3D models cannot be animated by using the typical amount of frames per second which our eye attributes as blurring and creates on stable image – such as frames per second becoming the movies that we are used to seeing on a daily basis. Creating a 3D model […]

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The Importance Of A Storyboard In 3D Modeling Animation

3-D modeling animation is a detailed process that begins with an idea, and is developed through a series of steps that ensure thorough and precise translation from mind to visualization. The most important part of this process is to have a storyboard prior to undergoing the production of the full video presentation. This is used […]

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The Importance Of Light In The Animation Of 3D Models

As we are aware in our daily lives – light gives an object, or a room – life! The lighting of 3D models has two purposes. One, light produces a shadow which causes the 3D model to appear to be anchored to the ground and two, it adds depth to the model through the use […]

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